Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 20, 2012, 01:42 AM   #1
Saxophonedave
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Macbook chimes on start up but has black screen

My older white Macbook from about 2008 (serial # YD8110ULZ63) does not have a functioning monitor and I could use some help trouble shooting.

When pressing the power button in the top right hand corner to boot the machine up I get the usual chimes sound and the blueish light facing me on the right hand corner of the Macbook keyboard body lights up. The light stays on for a second and sometimes I get a grey screen for a beat, but more often the screen remains black. That same little light on the right corner below the keyboard goes out. If I close the screen (close the clam shell) that same little light comes back and pulses normally.

Some trouble shooting I have done:
I have reset the SMC as well as NVRAM/PRAM.
I booted up my sick Macbook as a Firewire drive and the hard drive showed up as an icon and I was able to access data.
I tried the DVI output on the side of my Macbook to see if I could use an known working external monitor. No signal was detected.

Anyone have any thoughts what my next steps to trouble shoot this problem might be? Or is there a possibility I have given enough information that someone can say what the likely problem is?
Thanks.
Saxophonedave is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:04 PM   #2
Rynwar79
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Think you have a similar issue to me.

Look at my last post

R
Rynwar79 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC